Michael Innes
Michael Innes is the pseudonym of Scottish author John Innes Mackintosh Stewart (1906-1994), who wrote crime fiction as Michael Innes and contemporary fiction and non-fiction as J.I.M. Stewart. He is the author of the Inspector Appleby series. Stewart was born in Edinburgh, where he also grew up. He studied at several different universities all over Europe and then lectured at several in the UK and Australia.

Michael Innes became a published author in 1936 with the novel Death at the President’s Lodging (aka Seven Suspects). The novel introduced readers to Sir John Appleby of the Metropolitan Police. His final publication before his death was his memoir, entitled Myself and Michael Innes (published in 1987). Below is a list of Michael Innes’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Inspector Appleby Books


Death at the President's Lodging(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hamlet, Revenge!(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lament for a Maker(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stop Press(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Vanguard(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Came Both Mist and Snow(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby on Ararat(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daffodil Affair(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weight of the Evidence(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby's End(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Night of Errors(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Operation Pax(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Private View(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby Plays Chicken(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Farewell(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hare Sitting Up(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silence Observed(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Connoisseur's Case(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Wood(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby at Allington(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Family Affair(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at the Chase(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Awkward Lie(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Open House(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby's Answer(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby's Other Story(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gay Phoenix(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ampersand Papers(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sheiks and Adders(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby and Honeybath(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carson's Conspiracy(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby and the Ospreys(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Appleby Collections


Appleby Talking(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby Talks Again(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Appleby File(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appleby Talks About Crime(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Charles Honeybath Books


The Mysterious Commission(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honeybath's Haven(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Mullion's Secret(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Staircase In Surrey Books


The Gaudy(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Patullo(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memorial Service(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Madonna of the Astrolabe(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Term(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Staircase In Surrey Books


Young Patullo(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gaudy(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memorial Service(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Madonna of the Astrolabe(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Term(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


What Happened at Hazelwood(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From London Far(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journeying Boy(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas at Candleshoe(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mark Lambert's Supper(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from the Sea(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guardians(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Hall, New Hall(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Use of Riches(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Sonia Wayward(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Won the Pools(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Tresilians(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Money from Holme(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acre of Grass(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Change of Heir(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aylwins(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanderlyn's Kingdom(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Avery's Mission(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Palace of Art(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mungo's Dream(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going It Alone(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Andrew and Tobias(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Villa in France(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Open Prison(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Naylors(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Man Who Wrote Detective Stories(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cucumber Sandwiches(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our England is a Garden(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bridge at Arta(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Aunt Christina and Other Stories(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parlour Four and Other Stories(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Educating the Emotions(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Character and Motive in Shakespeare(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James Joyce(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eight Modern Writers(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thomas Love Peacock(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rudyard Kipling(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joseph Conrad(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shakespeare's Lofty Scene(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thomas Hardy: A Critical Biography(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Myself and Michael Innes: A Memoir(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: All short story collections not involving Inspector Appleby and all non-fiction books were written as J.I.M. Stewart. The Staircase in Surrey series was written as J.I.M. Stewart. The novels Mark Lambert’s Supper, The Guardians, A Use of Riches, The Man Who Won the Pools, The Last Tresilians, An Acre of Grass, The Aylwins, Vanderlyn’s Kingdom, Avery’s Mission, A Palace of Art, Mungo’s Dream, Andrew and Tobias, A Villa in France, An Open Prison and The Naylors were written as J.I.M. Stewart.

Death at the President’s Lodging was also published as Seven Suspects. Stop Press was also titled The Spider Strikes. There Came Both Mist and Snow was also known as A Comedy of Terrors. Operation Pax was also released as The Paper Thunderbolt. A Private View was also published under the titles of One-Man Show and Murder is an Art. Appleby Plays Chicken was also known as Death on a Quiet Day. A Connoisseur’s Case was also titled The Crabtree Affair. Appleby at Allington was also published under the title Death by Water. A Family Affair was also released under the title Picture of Guilt. Appleby Talking was also known as Dead Man’s Shoes.

From London Far was also titled The Unsuspected Chasm. Christmas at Candleshoe was also published under the title Candleshoe. The Man from the Sea was also released as Death by Moonlight. Old Hall, New Hall was also known as A Question of Queens. The New Sonia Wayward was also published as The Case of Sonia Wayward.

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Michael Innes Synopsis: In From London Far by Michael Innes, Meredith’s simple murmured phrase “London, a Poem” was interpreted by the tobacconist to be the password. Uttering it got him into the art thieves’ headquarters. By the time the day is over, he learned he had acting skill, was able to save a girl and a brace of bloodhounds… and had committed murder.

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